Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Finding Silence

“SOME TIME, EVEN FIVE MINUTES LIKE THIS, IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN NO TIME.” “When we achieve a relaxed physical state, we can then relax our minds, and a relaxed mind is the ground from which clarity springs. For some part of the day, find silence. Turn off the TV, unplug from the phone and Internet,… Continue reading Finding Silence

“We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Tho I am writing this from an American perspective, but I’m sure we are not the only country who has some of these same internal conflicts as we do. There are others too. Tho our internal conflicts may differ, perhaps some of you can relate to what I’m writing about today. I also refer to… Continue reading “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Peace

Written December 31, 2016(edited June 2017) “Peace is not just about the absence of conflict; it’s also about the presence of justice.  …  A counterfeit peace exists when people are pacified or distracted or so beat up and tired of fighting that all seems calm. But true peace does not exist until there is justice,… Continue reading Peace

“Knowledge Itself Is Power”

Written June 9, 2017 “Follow your Path to the Water, the Source of Life sustaining, Thirst Quenching Water. Gather your Water upstream from others, so you are gathering Pure, unpolluted Water. Others may try to show you where to go for Water….”The pure Water is over here.”…..”The pure Water is there.”….Each one of us needs… Continue reading “Knowledge Itself Is Power”

Respect

Written June 10, 2017 “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ~Jackie Robinson “Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it. Not as a reflection of their character but of yours.” ~Dave Willis How many times have you had someone… Continue reading Respect

Live Like You Were Dyin ‘

Written January 9, 2017 “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi This quote reminds me of a couple of songs. Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dyin’”, and my all time favorite, Nickleback’s “If Today Was Your Last Day”. To me these songs make… Continue reading Live Like You Were Dyin ‘